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Price History for Scott 421 in OGnh 90 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
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40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
421
50c
50
0
0
0
0
4
1
3
0
1
0
5
1
0
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0
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0
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  1. It is important to look at the individual data points listed below. Price swings up may be due to varieties such as broken hat or other positives such as cancels. Price swings down may be due to factors such as faults on items that would have graded higher if they were sound, and may not be considered as desirable as a sound copy in this grade.
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This information is provided for hobbyists and is not intended to represent philatelic material as an investment or financial instrument. Past performance is neither an indication nor guarantee of future performance. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, but Siegel Auction Galleries (including its representatives and affiliates) is not liable for errors or omissions of any kind. "SMQ" refers to Stamp Market Quarterly, a copyrighted publication, and the information is used with the copyright holder's permission.

Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
3588
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3588, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with unusually wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 421 IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND ONLY THREE OTHERS SHARE THIS LOFTY GRADE.

With 1995 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $8,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only three others share it, a statistic that has not changed in five years. With note from master grader William A. Litle stating "Just a wonderful stamp. I think this is the fourth 98NH and none higher"

775
9,000
2015-02-23
The Curtis Collection: U.S. 20th Century and Air Post
278
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1093, Lot Number 278, 1912-14 Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 421 HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONLY THREE OTHERS SHARE THIS EXALTED GRADE.

With 1984 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $8,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only three others share this grade. This statistic has not changed in five years.

775
7,000
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2009-06-13
2009 Rarities of the World
201
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 973, Lot Number 201, Later Issues (Scott 389 thru 480)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression on post-office fresh paper, perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins, long and full perforations all around

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 421 HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND ONLY THREE OTHERS SHARE THIS EXALTED GRADE.

With 1984 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $19,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only three others share this grade.

1,000
7,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-03-01
United States Stamps
801
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1019, Lot Number 801, 1912-15 Washington-Franklin Issues (Scott 406c-460)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., gorgeous deep shade on bright paper, precise centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 50-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,150.00). Only five examples have graded higher to date

850
3,250
2009-09-22
The Alan B. Whitman Collection, Part Three: 1902-34 Issues, B-O-B
537
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 968B, Lot Number 537, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., eye-arresting deep shade and post-office fresh, almost perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 50-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

With 1996 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $4,150.00)

1,000
3,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
1017
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 1017, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 2005 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,650.00)

775
1,300
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
320
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 320, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,650.00)

775
1,300
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2015-10-27
United States Stamps
420
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 420, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 405-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, ex "Golden Oak", with 2005 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,650.00)

775
1,600
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2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
606
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 606, 1913-15 Panama-Pacific, 1912-14 Washington-Franklin Issue (Scott 397-423)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., brilliant color, choice centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,700.00)

800
1,300
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2013-05-22
United States Essays, Proofs and Stamps
273
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1044, Lot Number 273, 1912-22 Washington-Franklins and Later Issues (Scott 415-634A)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright white paper, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1914 50-CENT PERF 12 SINGLE-LINE WATERMARKED ISSUE.

This is a difficult stamp to find with such choice balanced margins, especially in Mint N.H. condition.

From our 2002 Rarities sale. With 1992 and 1997 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $1,800.00)

800
1,400
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-07-16
United States Stamps
541
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 1050, Lot Number 541, Panama-Pacific thru 1914 Issue (Scott 396-447)50c Violet (421), 50c Violet (421)50c Violet (421). Mint N.H., fresh, lovely color and attractive margins, Very Fine and choice, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

800
750
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